You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 26.04.2011. - 224 страница
From one of the world’s most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world’s best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, the First Lady’s illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.
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But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives
and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices
we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Hyde Park January, 1960 1
I always feel perfectly inadequate to answer this because I never planned a
career and never prepared for it. To this day I do not feel I have had a career.
What I have done is to live every experience to the utmost. As I look back, I think
Both methods have their value. Of course, it is useful to relate the child to his
immediate surroundings, to have him understand them and their functioning. It is
never enough, it seems to me, to teach a child mere information. In the first place,
I struggled with a partner who never did anything but grunt. I tried every letter of
the alphabet but I did not succeed even in startling Governor Coolidge, let alone
amusing him, no matter how outrageous a subject I suggested. As I remember it,
Without those qualities she could never have managed to continue to grow and
to increase in depth of understanding. Nor could she have been, as she was, in
spite of crippling handicaps, a happy woman. Her younger sister, Mrs. Douglas ...